From the book:

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich BY Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 1970


Saw this ages ago and it still sticks as a fantastic portrait of life in the Russian Gulag - the vast prison system that would grind men down to nothing. Watch this and understand the suffering that these people endured.

Summary from IMDB

Fly-on-the-wall treatment of an ordinary day in the life of a prisoner in Stalin's Gulag. Closely adapted from Solzhenitsyn's classic novel based on his own experiences. Shot entirely on location in northern Norway.